George Cambosos was denounced on Saturday as “a true champion” after failing to initially weigh in on his clash with Devin Haney to become the unified and undisputed lightweight world champion.
Unbeaten American Haney, the longtime WBC title holder with a 27-0 record, hit a scale of 134.92 pounds (61.19 kg) for Sunday’s blockbuster fight in Melbourne.
But the Australian combosos, who held the WBA, IBF and WBO belts, weighed 0.36 pounds for the 135-pound boundary fight.
After first changing her underwear and then getting naked to make grades, she was given a mandatory two hours to lose the extra ounces.
Cambosos, also unbeaten in 20-0, returned to weigh in at 134.49 after 75 minutes, but Haney was incredible.
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“She’s sucking, she’s dry. But I’m a real champion and true champions gain weight, “said the American, who was granted an 11th-hour visa along with his father and head coach Bill.
Bill Haney initially refused permission to enter Australia on a three-decade-old drug offense.
Haney, who easily defended his WBC title for the fourth time in December, won by unanimous decision against challenger Joseph Diaz, considered the favorite to fight at Marvel Stadium in front of the expected 50,000 fans.
For the first time in modern boxing history, four sports-sanctioning bodies – WBA, IBF, WBO and WBC রয়েছে have light titles.
The winner will be crowned the first undisputed lightweight champion since Parnell Whitaker in 1992 and for the first time in the four-belt era that began in 2004.
Cambosos, who honored his craft as a former sparring partner of Great Manny Pacquiao, is currently the WBA, IBF and WBO champion after seeing the stunning Teofimo Lopez at Madison Square Garden in November.
He claimed that bringing in extra weight was part of a plan to destabilize Hani.
“The art of war, children. Deception. Let them believe everything,” he said. “Everything is for a cause, everything is for a process.
“It changes his mind now. Bring it on, I’m ready.”
Kambosos was originally in talks to fight Vasily Lomachenko in his first title defense, but the plan fell through when the Ukrainians chose to stay in his homeland after the Russian invasion.
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